Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Chief Brian Marker of the Lower Township Police Department announce the ongoing investigation that occurred during the early morning hours of Nov. 20.
At approximately 12:10 am, Lower Township Police were called to 15 Ellery Avenue in the Villas, for a shooting.
Upon arrival, Police discovered that Chris Turner, a 44 year old male, residing at 36 Alexander Avenue, Villas had been shot and killed.
Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Crime Scene Unit responded to assist the Lower Township Police Department in conducting the investigation.
As a result of this investigation, investigators believe that Turner was a visitor at the residence when he was confronted by the suspect, identified as Bernard E. Green, aka: “Peanut,” a 30 year old black male who is known to reside on East Pacific Avenue, Villas. Investigators believe the confrontation between Green and Turner escalated into a physical altercation resulting in Turner being shot multiple times by Green, at which time Green fled from the scene.
At this time investigators have issued numerous criminal complaints against Green, who is still at large, for 1st degree Murder, 2nd degree Burglary, 2nd degree Weapons Offenses and 3rd degree Hindering. Investigators have also identified a Kyle L. Timmons, a 21 year old black male, also residing on East Pacific Avenue, Villas, as being in custody for 3rd degree Hindering, for his involvement in the shooting death of Green.
The investigation is ongoing and involves the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, and Crime Scene Unit, Lower Township Detectives and Middle Township Detectives.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation or the location of Green (photo attached) are urged to contact the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office at 465-1135, Lower Township Police Department at 886-1619 or the Cape May County Crimes Stoppers at 465-2800. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can do so by contacting the Cape May County Sheriff’s 411 tip line by texting 847411 or through the Sheriff’s Department website at www.cmcsheriff.net look for “Anonymous Web Tip.”
— News release from Cape May County Prosecutor's Office